• Sunset Sail Mixed Media Art Blog Post

    Sunset Sail Mixed Media Art

    Sunset Sail designed by BonnaH Co Fiber Arts Celebrate summer with this beach-inspired hoop art that explores techniques in embroidery, felting, and appliqué. Stitch up this modern and textural project with a nod to the classic nautical style shown, using your preferred embroidery stitches or the recommended stitches in this FREE pattern, courtesy of BonnaH Co Fiber Arts. HELPFUL TIPS & CONSIDERATIONS Sulky Stick ‘n Stitch Print the pattern page with the Sunset Sail design onto a sheet of Sulky Stick ‘n Stitch. Then, cut the Stick ‘n Stitch slightly bigger than the hoop. Once you stick it to the fabric, the hoop will help keep it in place while…

  • sewing machine applique

    Sewing Machine Applique for Quilts, Wall Hangings, Pouches & More

    Sewing Machine Appliqué FREE Appliqué Template for Quilts & Quilty Projects Use a free Sewing Machine Appliqué template to create a fun project that celebrates your love of sewing. Today is national Sewing Machine Day, so it’s time to give your BFF some love and attention and make something! APPLIQUÉ TEMPLATE PARTICULARS Let me begin by saying that the project I ended up with here, the Hemingway Pouch, was not the project I originally began making with this sewing machine appliqué template. But the beautiful thing about this template is that it is useful for a variety of projects! So when I had to pivot (more on this below), there…

  • Quilted Appliqué Sign

    I Quilt Appliqué Wall Hanging Free Pattern

    I Quilt Appliqué Sign Create a wall hanging that shouts your love of quilting on this National Quilting Day! Included are appliqué templates to create a number of quilty phrases, such as “i QUILT,” “QT QUILTER,” “LUV 2 QUILT,” and more. Choose your favorite quilting method and sewing-themed fabrics to create a sign worthy of hanging in your sewing space. I QUILT APPLIQUE SUPPLIES Sulky Thread 50 wt. Cotton (piecing & appliqué) 30 wt. Cotton Blendables® (quilting) Fabric 10¼” x WOF rectangle (background) Fat quarter of coordinating quilting cotton (appliqués; Note: more fabric may be needed, depending on chosen phrase) (4) 4” x 4¾” rectangles (cornerstones) (2) 4” x WOF”…

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  • Winter Draft Stopper

    Free Draft Stopper Pattern for Designer Decor

    Free Draft Stopper Pattern designed by Chelsea Briner, Sew Simple Home Keep cold drafts away with a weighted draft stopper that sits against a door lower edge. Add snowflake appliqués for a wintery accent. And use a pretty velvet fabric for a high-end look. Finished dimensions: 5” x 30”, 10 ½” circumference DRAFT STOPPER SUPPLIES ½ yard of 44”-wide or 1/3 yard of 60”-wide velvet upholstery fabric Snowflake appliqué pattern Roll of Sulky Felty™ (white) 12” length of ½”-wide bias piping tape (to match velvet fabric) 1-yard pack of Sulky Perfect Appliqué Fusible Web Sulky Thread: 30 wt. Poly Sparkle™ Thread – White with Silver Sparkle 40 wt. Poly Deco™…

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  • Trio of Heart Ornaments

    Trio of Heart Ornaments to Sew

    TRIO OF HEART ORNAMENTS Heart ornaments are fun additions to a Christmas tree before or after the holiday season, taking you right into Valentine’s Day. They also make great little gifts, paired with a chocolate or flower of choice. Designed by Aimee Davis, of daisyeyeshandmade, created these adorable felt trio of heart ornaments, which you can string together or create as separate hanging hearts. HEART ORNAMENTS SUPPLIES Trio of Folk Hearts ornament pattern (it’s free!) Sulky Felty™ in colors: white, beige, heather green, pink, turquoise, heather blue & red Sulky Cotton Petites™ Thread: 1082 (Ecru), 1115 (Lt. Pink), 1046 (Teal), 1039 (True Red),1234 (Almost Black), 1058 (Tawny Brown) Hand embroidery…

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  • gingerbread candy cane holders

    Gingerbread Candy Cane Holders to Sew

    Gingerbread Candy Cane Holders Create adorable Gingerbread Candy Cane Holders embellished with appliqué frosting and hand embroidery. The gingerbread man and woman make fun gifts. Plus, they make a great craft for kids to keep them busy during winter break. CANDY CANE HOLDERS SUPPLIES Gingerbread Candy Cane Holders pattern Sulky Felty™: Light Brown & White 12 wt. Sulky Cotton Petites™ Thread: Dk Brown 712-1130, Sweet Pink 712-1256, True Red 712-1039 40 wt. Sulky Poly Deco Thread (construction): Lt Brown 962-1170 Sulky Perfect Appliqué Fusible Web Organ® size 80/12 Universal Needle Hand sewing needle Removable fabric marker or chalk Note: Each Gingerbread Candy Cane Holder requires 2 candy canes GINGERBREAD PATTERN…

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  • Advent Stockings

    Advent Stockings to Count Down to Christmas

    Advent Stockings – Free Pattern! Count down the days to Christmas with cute little stockings that hang on a tree or mantel. Fill each stocking with a fun craft, trinket or goodie to add to the holiday cheer. ADVENT STOCKING SUPPLIES Sulky Advent Stocking Pattern (it’s free til Dec 1, 2023!) Sulky 30 wt. Cotton Blendables® Thread (featured colors: Forever Green 733-4051 & Redwork 733-4042) Sulky 50 wt. Cotton Thread (4) colors of Sulky Felty (featured: Green 3000211, Dark Green 3000213, Red 3000208, Dark Red 3000209) Perfect Appliqué Fusible Web Organ® Needles: size 90/14 Top Stitch (appliqué) size 80/12 Universal (construction) PATTERN DETAILS The Advent Stocking Pattern comes with a…

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  • Advent Stocking Pattern for the Holidays

    Advent Stocking Pattern Create a mini advent stocking, and then create 24 more to count the days to Christmas. Or create a set to use as silverware holders at your holiday table. Or hang them from tree branches to act as ornaments. This advent stocking pattern is super versatile! Be sure to fill each stocking with a fun craft, trinket or goodie to add to the holiday cheer. Finished size: 3”W x 7 ½”H ADVENT STOCKING SUPPLIES Advent Stocking Pattern Sulky 30 wt. Cotton Blendables® Thread (featured colors: Forever Green 733-4051 & Redwork 733-4042) Sulky 50 wt. Cotton Thread (4) colors of Sulky Felty (featured: Green 3000211, Dark Green 3000213,…

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  • Turkey Towel Topper for Turkey Day

    Turkey Towel Topper In the Hoop

    Turkey Towel Topper A Turkey Towel Topper is a fun project made in the hoop of your embroidery machine. Designs by Juju has several Towel Topper designs, but this Turkey Towel Topper is great for fall and Thanksgiving. Whip one up for yourself, and gift one to a friend or dinner party hostess. They come together quickly and easily using fabrics from your stash, some batting remnants and Sulky Poly Deco Thread. TOWEL TOPPER REQUIREMENTS Whimsical Turkey Towel Topper Machine Embroidery Design (Designs by Juju) Sulky Poly Deco™ Thread (colors according to fabrics) Fabri-Solvy™ Stabilizer Sulky Perfect Appliqué Fusible Web Sulky Clear Embroidery Tape Bobbin Thread Assorted fabrics for background,…

  • Pie Pillow for Thanksgiving

    Pie Pillow with Reverse Applique

    Pie Pillow with reverse appliqué techniques Stitch a punny pie pillow for fall to show off your love of pie for Thanksgiving and winter holidays! This pillow features reverse appliqué techniques, piecing and quilting and is easily customizable for different pillow sizes. Grab the pattern for free for a limited time! PIE PILLOW SUPPLIES Thread  Sulky 50 wt. Cotton Thread (featured color: Galley Gold)  Sulky 30 wt. Cotton Blendables Thread (featured color: Autumn)  Fabric & Materials  10″ square of Perfect Appliqué Fusible Web 18″-square pillow form  (2) 20″ squares of low-loft batting  (1) 20″ square of print cotton fabric (backing)  (1) 10″ square each of a solid & print cotton…

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